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Lantern Completes $120M Hilton Timeshare Securitization

Lantern Asset Management has completed a $120.2 million securitization of timeshare loans linked to the Hilton name.

George Soros Plans to Back Peer-to-Peer Lending

The billionaire George Soros is preparing to back the peer-to-peer lending industry, which is increasingly leaning on traditional capital sources to cheapen funding costs.

J.G. Wentworth Prices Third Structured Settlement ABS of Year

J.G. Wentworth has completed a $207.5 million of securities backed by structured settlement receivables in its third transaction of 2014.

Fitch: ECB’s Cap Relief Impact Higher in Mezzanine

If the ECB wants to provide more capital relief to Eurozone banks through its securitization-buying scheme than they would get by holding on to their assets, it will have to snap up mezzanine tranches as well, according to Fitch.

India's Essar Steel Closes $1B Securitization

India's Essar Steel has closed a $1 billion securitization of export receivabler in a bid to term out its liabilities and swap rupee debt into dollars.

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Volcker Rule Extension for CLOs Comes with Big Catch

A two-year extension to the deadline for banks to conform CLO holdings to the Volcker Rule doesn't apply to all, the Federal Reserve says.

CLO Pros See No Letup in Demand

Despite regulatory hurdles, participants see nothing in the way of issuance reaching $60 billion to $70 billion this year.

Babson CEO Finke: CLOs Often Unfairly Judged

Finke says the industry needs to address the lack of understanding about its performance and role in the economy.

Cutting Solar Funding Costs

Two academics argue that aggreggating standardized assets is key to solar securitization, which can meaningfully reduce funding costs for developers.

Still No Volcker Relief for CLOs

Despite pressure from Capitol Hill, regulators are disinclined to allow banks to hold collateralized loan obligations backed by bonds.

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